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Presiding Bishop joins ecumenical partners speaking at April 4 rally in Washington

March 28, 2018
Office of Public Affairs

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be one of the featured speakers at the National Council of Churches (NCC) rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC on April 4

Named A.C.T. to End Racism Rally, the purpose of the rally, being held on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is to launch the NCC initiative to end racism.  The A.C.T. to End Racism Rally is the starting point of a multi-year effort by NCC to remove racism from the nation’s social fabric and bring the country together 

Learn more about the rally here.  

“We have for too long lived under the scourge of racism in our society,” said Jim Winkler, president of NCC. “To begin the process of healing our nation, we as Christians must join with people of all faiths in holding ourselves accountable for our complicity, and commit to righting the wrongs,”

The Episcopal Church is an NCC member.

The NCC A.C.T. to End Racism Rally is part of a season of engagement for justice, which also involves participation in the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.


Presiding Bishop Curry joins other speakers at the April 4 event: 

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Danny Glover is an actor, film director, and political activist  

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey Professor at Drake University.

Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and Senior Vice President of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Jim Wallis, President and Founder Sojourners.


National Council of Churches, including schedule for the day, here and here  


Amanda Skofstad

Public Affairs Officer

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